Famed Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin, known for writing some of the most durable tunes in American music, is set to release Room To Run, a new EP of original music tomorrow, May 19, 2015 through Blue Elan Records. In addition, Tempchin will be releasing a follow up full-length album – Learning To Dance – on August 21, 2015.
The releases span his breadth as a writer and performer, showcasing his flexible tenor voice. Both warm and intimate, his voice soars with unbridled joy, and is gracefully reflective. His powerful arranging skills and musicianship – strengthened by more than four decades of experience – can be heard throughout.
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Best known for penning “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” for the Eagles, Tempchin has written music for a variety of artists that includes George Jones, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, and many others. He’s also co-written with a who’s who of American roots, rock and country composers that embraces Tom Waits, J.D. Souther, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Lauderdale, and Beth Nielsen Chapman.
Despite his storied musical history, Tempchin says, “I’m looking at myself as a new artist. These are all new songs and I’d like to be accepted based on them. I don’t believe in living in the past. I have millions of songs rushing through my head today, and a real passion for recording them and playing them live.”
Room To Run and Learning To Dance, Tempchin’s ninth and tenth releases respectively, are his first solo recordings for a record label since his 1978 eponymous debut on Arista. And, his signing inspired an outpouring of songs that has continued since the recording of the two new discs. “Knowing I’ll have a home for my songs now is very inspiring,” he attests.
For more information, visit: www.tempchin.com
ROOM TO RUN TRACK LISTING:
- Room To Run
- Jesus and Mohammed
- The High Cost of Hate (Let’s Make Some Lawyers Rich)
- Summertime Bum
ABOUT BLUE ELAN RECORDS:
Blue Elan Records believes in doing things differently. While the rest of the industry is pulling back, spending less and acquiring more, this start-up is taking an opposite artist-comes-first approach. Blue Elan signs acts because they believe in the music, not just the social media stats. Simply put, the label’s philosophy is that music and the process of making music should be about the fun, the art, the excitement, and the chance to be heard. Their acts reflect the diverse musical taste of their staff and range from rock to country-pop to Americana to hip hop. With an executive team that has decades of music industry experience in all areas of the business, Blue Elan is poised to make a real and lasting impact.